"Coburn's soft I tells ya!" - Philly dot commenters and most of Twitter (picture via scenicreflections.com)

The Escape Goat

BRAYDON COBURN walks into PAUL HOLMGREN’S office. He meets with Holmgren and Flyers coach PETER LAVIOLETTE.   HOLMER Take a seat, Braydon. COBURN What’s going on, fellas? HOLMER As you know, we recently bought out Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov.   Laviolette picks up and throws a lamp from the table next to him.   LAVY Friggin Bryzgalov! HOLMER As you can see, Peter’s still a little upset with Bryz… LAVY You’re damn right I am! HOLMER Anyway…we wanted to discuss assigning you a new role for the upcoming season. COBURN Oh wow, are you guys going to make me …

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Flyers should consider Troy Rutkowski: A Poor Man’s Justin Schultz

It is hard to go unnoticed when you stand 6-foot-1 and weigh 207 pounds. It is even harder when your team is largely considered the most potent threat in all of Canadian juniors. However, that’s exactly been the case for Portland Winterhawks defenseman Troy Rutkowski. Last night in Vancouver the Winterhawks’ captain played in his 225th consecutive game, extending his franchise record Iron Man streak. The victory over the Giants added one more to Rutkowski’s franchise record 336 career games. Rutkowski passed current Boston Bruin defenseman, Andrew Ference, on February 6 on home ice at the Rose Garden. The Garden …